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Leadership

NYSPA is governed by an Executive Committee and a Council of Representatives, which represents NYSPA's varied interests and concerns. Members of Council are listed with their respective positions on Council.

Access to the NYSPA Board Portal is restricted to Council of Representatives only. If you are a Council member and have not received access please contact nyspa@nyspa.org.

Executive Committee

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
The Executive Committee serves on the Council of Representatives and consists of the following officers:
• 5 members elected by membership – President, President-Elect, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer
• 2 members elected by Council from Council– Members at Large
• 3 members in non-voting positions appointed by the President – Parliamentarian
• 2 APA Council Rep(s) – elected by APA apportionment ballot

President (2018)
Patricia Dowds, PhD
Member since 1999

Past President (2018)
Herbert Gingold, PhD
Member since 1995

Parliamentarian (2018)
Rochelle Balter, PhD, JD
Member since 1996

President-Elect (2018)
Alan Hack, PhD
Member since 1995

Member at Large (2017-18)
Jean Lau Chin, EdD
Member since 2008
APA Rep (2018-20)
June Feder, PhD
Member since 1988

Secretary (2017-19)
Adriana DiMatteo, PsyD
Member since 2010

Member at Large (2018-19)
Barbara Kapetanakes 
Member since 2000
Consultant (2018)
Sharon Brennan PhD
Member since 1989

Treasurer (2018-20)                 Julie Lehane, PhD                  Member since 2006

Consultant (2018)                     Roy Aranda, PsyD, JD                Member since 2008 Consultant (2018)                  Rafael Javier, PhD                    Member since 1983

Director of Professional Affairs     Jerry Grodin, PhD                           Member since 1991

Executive Director
Deborah Martinez                            Staff since 2017


 

Past Past President

Roy Aranda, PsyD, JD

2016 NYSPA President 

Member Since 2008

 

Division Representatives

Each division has representation based on the number of members of that division. Division representatives to Council serve three-year terms.

Academic (2018-20)
Gwen Gerber, PhD       
Member since 1983

ECP (2018-20)                                   Erik Moore, PhD                      Member since 2007                   
NYSPAGS (2018)                 Jennifer Lee                          Member since 2015    

Addictions (2017-19)         Teresa Lopez-Castro         Member since 2015                  2nd Term 

Forensic (2016-18)                 Claude Schleduderer, PhD        Member since 1991                         . Psychoanalysis (2017-19)  Susan Warshaw, EdD, ABPP     Member since 2004                            .

Adult (2018-20)                       Julie Shaw, EdD                 Member since 2009                   2nd Term

Group (2016-18)                      Suki Montgomery Hall, PhD      Member since 2016                            . School (2018-20)             Deborah Lazarus, PsyD    Member since 2000                         .

Clinical (2018-20)                   Dianne Polowczyk, PhD         Member since 1993                    2nd Term

IPD (2018-20)                        David Byrom, PhD             Member since 1969                       . Social (2017-19)             Marianne Jackson, PhD     Member since 1984                       .

Clinical (2016-18)                       Frank Corigliano, PhD          Member since 2007

IPD (2017-19)                           Robert Raymond, PhD   Member since 2007                 2nd Term Women's Issues (2017-19)    Jean Lau Chin, EdD        Member since 2008.  
 

CBT (2016-18)                                 Deena Abbe, PhD              Member since 2008   

OCW (2017-19)                              Carol Goldberg, PhD.               Member since 1969
Social (2017-19)
Marianne Jackson, PhD
Member since 1984

DCRE (2018-20)                          Vernon Smith, PhD             Member since 2015

Neuropsychology (2018-20)
Anu Raj, PsyD                   Member since 2009
Women's Issues (2017-19)       Jean Lau Chin, EdD               Member since 2008               2nd Term

 

Regional Representatives to Council

Each region has representation based on the number of members of that division. Regional representatives to Council serve three-year terms.

Brooklyn (2018-120)                James Dean, PhD              Member since 1989 

Nassau (2017-19)                     TBD                                                  .

Rockland (2018-20)               TBD                                                 .                                           

Central NY (2017-19)         Bernice Gottschalk, PhD      Member since 2013                   2nd Term 

PANNY (2018-20)                  Susan Cox, PhD                Member since 1992                  2nd Term  Suffolk (2016-18)                    Sagit Vishnia, PsyD          Member since 2014                   .

Genesee Valley (2018-20)       TBD                                            .                                                    .

PAWNY (2018-20)                  Elvira Aletta, PhD             Member since 2013                  2nd Term  Westchester (2018-20)   Barbara Kapetanakes, PsyD Member since 2000                        .

Hudson Valley (2017-19)    Miriam Lacher, PhD         Member since 1982                2nd Term

Queens (2018-20)
TBD
mber since 1989               Term
            
 
 
 
 
 

Manhattan (2016-18)                Jim Rebeta, PhD             Member since 1990                2nd Term

Richmond (2016-18)
VACANT                                          .